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Today my students got to go to see a remarkable man sharing about how to Take a Stand against bullying. He was delightful and had his audience of 700+ middle schoolers laughing, crying, and listening to each of his words. A few of them wrote about the talk on their brand new blogs:
I considered making a list of 50 items, like my fifth grade teacher gave to our class back in the day. Mr. Franksten’s list was on paper, and I treasured it. We had to do something different for each book, and I enjoyed the challenge.
Today, though, I realized I didn’t need to write “50 ways to share a book” because so many others have already done it. Here are links to some great lists: 50 Ways and 75 Ways and 9l Ways.
Using a photo from a friend or a photo with the right CC license, make a mashup using a cool editing program. Then publish it on your blog. Don’t forget to share with the original owner what you did and properly attribute the photo to the original owner too. Licenses to look for:
A listicle is a portmandeau (two words combined to make a new word) from “list article.” Listicles are written all over the blogosphere, magazines and newspapers. “Ten Random Things About Me” is an idea for a listicle, for instance. (Or “Ten Things I Wish I Never Would Have Lost” or “Ten New Year’s Resolutions I Could Never Keep”) What ideas do you have for Listicles?
Get out your camera or use a photo you have already taken. Choose a picture that tells a story. Post it, letting it speak for itself.
What’s on your mind today? Write a blog post about what interests you today.
Publish something you love that you have already written — a poem, a short story, a novel excerpt, or a book review. Be sure it is in excellent shape — check conventions.
Serendipitous Saturday and Sunday
Use the weekend to do any of the above that you want more of!
What other ideas do you and your classmates have for blogging?